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Weather was good
A bit inaccessible if you don't have your own transport
In a nutshell
A beautiful place!
Choice of transport from an airport is always going to be down to individual preference. Some people like using public transport, and the cost savings are significant compared to using a taxi over 100 plus kms.
Spanish buses are well organised, and luggage doesn't go on the bus on longer journeys, it goes in the specific compartment underneath, and the driver invariably supervises this activity, so that it isn't thrown in higgle-piggle, and it is organised according to where people are getting off. Small hand luggage/bags etc can go on the overhead racks.
You will probably pay for the bus into Murcia central actually on the bus, it will be around three or four euros.
To get the Mojacar bus, you will need to buy your ticket from the ticket office in the bus station. Make sure you go to the correct office if there are more than one, as each different bus company has its own office. This is an Alsa service, so you look for their ticket office, they may have more than one window open too, but it doesn't matter which one you use.
Make sure you ask which platform the bus goes from 'anden'. Sometimes, they automatically write it on the ticket for you, if they don't and you don't speak Spanish - ask them 'scriba, por favor.' (that's write it please). The seat number is usually allocated too on longer journeys so have a look at your ticket for that, I think it is 'plaza' - place - they automatically seat couples/groups together.
The cost according to their site is 11.09€, and the return is 19.96€. There are two morning buses back from Mojacar at 7.05 and 11.00, then nothing until 19.35, so again depends on your flight times.
The buses are full of holidaymakers who enjoy the adventure of Spanish buses and the cheapness.
A couple of other tips. Unlike the stereotypical mañana mañana syndrome, most buses leave incredibly punctually, sometimes a minute or so early. That's partly because the bus driver gets a printed list from the ticket office of the number of passengers to expect, so once they have counted them up, they are ready to leave. Never plan to catch a Spanish bus with only a couple of minutes to spare.
Secondly, they are very comfortable, and they have been no-smoking for a number of years. You can usually take food and drink on the bus too. For a journey of two and a half hours it is unlikely to stop anywhere for passengers to get out (as they do on the longer ones, eg six hours Madrid to Málaga).
Hope that helps anyone interested in using public transport generally, and specifically from Murcia to Mojacar.
Written Mar 22, 2012
Never forget any valuable things in your car! Break in the cars are often, even if you park in an open area. If it happens in Mojacar, then you need to go to the next village to find a "Guardia Civil", who will take care of you. What is worses, they cannot speak english, and it is written on the door, that if you cant speak spanish then you need to get an interpreter.
Fun Alternatives: If it is possible, never let your things in the car.
Written Oct 11, 2007
This is a great activity as you get to see the real spain. There are a range of tours including mountains, beaches (includes snorkelling, or teaches you to snorkel if you`ve not done it before.) Horseriding in the mountains (1 hour treks for novices or 2 or more hours if you know what your doing) and its western saddles. BBQ`s are available but we were told some restriction in the dry season because of fire risk. even if none of the tours offered are what you want speak to Mary and she will try and put together a tour with your requirements.
Family Tickets and Group Discounts available.
Dont confuse this with being thrown around it really is for all the family and we did rough bits bug hunting birdwatching.......it is great
Mojacar is a very traditional place and is not "touristy" like some parts of Spain whih gives it its appeal. However this is one of the only trips that run all year round 7 days a week.
In the winter Mary also organises walks, she will put you in touch/organise with car hire she will also organise apartments for you. This is a phone number well worth putting in your address book if your visiting Mojacar or the surrounding area!!! I think they are doing work to the website but they have a merchants page on Virtual Tourist website with photos.
Written Nov 21, 2006
Phone: 0034 661 233 890
A group of 8 girls travel abroad every year playing golf. We run a ghost pairing where you don't know who your partner is until last night when best joint cards win, also individual prizes every day and nobody comes home empty handed, plus a team of 4 event every day when best 2 scores count and overall individual prize which is the Hollys Girlies Shield
Equipment: Golf clubs etc
Written Oct 23, 2007
Address: both courses withing 30 minutes drive of Mojacar P
Favorite thing: I remember!
Thirty years ago we were caught in Sorbas by road works that forced use to stay 15 minutes inside a car without air-conditioned, with closed windows, under more than 40º Celsius.
As soon as we could leave, we drove to the sea, passing Mojacar and jumped to the water in the first opportunity - a pebble beach, that, since then is commented as our "Mojacar relief".
We've been in vacation nearby, and decided to visit Mojacar and "our pebble beach".
Well, it is not there...
What we saw has nothing to match our memories, and even discounted the heavy construction, couldn't be the place.
Back home I consulted an old map, and realised that the old road goes from Mojacar to Garrucha, and that must be the place of the beach. To check next time.
Written Sep 8, 2010